The Goal was too Great for Sark and My People

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I hope that everyone has a good and safe Preakness. This will probably be my last blog until next week. At this point, I'm liking Mucho Macho Man, but that could change before Saturday.

At the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland, a Street Sense filly (Street Sense - Stoic by Forestry) worked an eighth of a mile in :10 on May 19, the fastest work at the distance. A Corinthian colt (Corinthian - T. K. O. Lady by Two Punch) shared the fastest quarter mile time with a work of :21 4/5. The auction is on May 23 and 24. Read more here.

May 19 Results

The Goal was Too Great for Sark and My People

The track had some moisture in it, but was upgraded to fast before the first race. Green Mouse (Cherokee Run - Valley Fever by Peaks and Valleys) and Party Man (Flashy Bull - Pleasure Cat by Cat's Career) were scratched, leaving five. The only experienced runner, Smoke It Over (Cherokee Run - Clary Sage by Shadeed), was favored. My People (Corinthian - Last Vice by Vice Regent) was 3-1, and Sark (English Channel - November Snow by Storm Cat) was 14-1. Smoke It Over looked good leaving the paddock. They were all bouncing pretty good in the post parade. My People looked like he would get out of the gate quickly. The load was pretty smooth, except for Smoke It Over, who was getting a little excited behind the gate. They got him in without too much trouble, but he was slow to start, and spotted the others a couple of lengths. Sark and Ancil (City Zip - Le Grand Belle by With Approval) both broke well, but they were passed on the outside by My People, who had stumbled slightly at the start. My People put a couple of lengths on Sark and Ancil, but Tarpy's Goal (High Cotton - Terre des Hommes (IRE) by Exbourne) was rolling. My People kept pace for a time, but he was no match for Tarpy's Goal. On the scene late was slow-starting Smoke It Over. But, Tarpy's Goal had the jump, and won by 2 3/4 lengths. Sark finished up in third, 3 1/2 lengths behind Smoke It Over. Ancil was fourth, and My People tired to fifth (last). Tarpy's Goal is the first winner for first-year sire High Cotton. Read more about him here. Watch the Replay.

May 19, 2011
Churchill Downs Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Tarpy's Goal
$8.60
$3.20
$2.20
Smoke It Over  
$2.40
$2.10
Sark  

$3.00

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Other Result

Light Burst (colt; Hard Spun - Kew Garden by Seattle Slew) was off well in his 5 furlong race at Salisbury, but seemed to be fighting his rider. He trailed the compact field of four, as the rider tried to get him to settle. Light Burst showed some greenness as they continued, almost running into a rival, and then shying. He didn't get much chance to show his ability, and finished fourth. The winner was Sixx (Royal Applause - Teramo by Cadeaux Genereux) by a nose over Right Result (Acclamation - Mist And Stone by Xaar). Acclamation is by Royal Applause, so it was a family affair of sorts. Watch Replay.

New Worker

May 19, 2011

Safely Spun (colt; Hard Spun - Safely by Unbridled) worked 3 furlongs in :39.80 at Delaware Park. He sold for $42,000 as a yearling, and is a half brother to the winner Crazy Wager. Their dam, Safely, is a half sister to grade III winner Honest Man, who earned $488,167.

Returning Workers

May 18, 2011

Gameday News (colt; Corinthian - Summer Scene by Belong to Me) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Churchill Downs.

May 19, 2011

Courageous Ruler (colt; Corinthian - La Gueriere by Lord At War (ARG)) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.40 at the Ocala Training Center.

Wrinkle Room (filly; English Channel - Golden Prospect by Mr. Prospector) went 3 furlongs in :36.00 at Santa Anita.

Hand Spun (filly; Hard Spun - Flexible Princess by Honour and Glory) worked 2 furlongs in :25.80 at Hollywood Park.

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